Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from their scrimmage victory over the Lakers
Dallas Mavericks basketball is officially back. The team played their first game since March 11 on Thursday. It was only a scrimmage, but it was stellar to see Luka Doncic and the Mavs back on the court.
They faced the Los Angeles Lakers to open their exhibition schedule. The Mavs have two more before the eight seeding games begin on July 31 against the Houston Rockets. Coach Rick Carlisle is still trying to get his Mavericks ready to make a deep run in the playoffs.
The starters played limited minutes on Thursday. Both teams were just easing into the restart. The game featured ten minute quarters too. The NBA wants to go slow after the lengthy layoff. Making it a 40-minute game was one way of accomplishing that.
There was still plenty for supporters to learn from Thursday’s exhibition game.
5 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks win over the Los Angeles Lakers on July 23
Mavs fans got a look at the team’s starting five in case there were any doubts. Luka, Kristaps Porzingis, Dorian Finney-Smith, Seth Curry, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will be the first five for the Mavericks during the restart. Expect them to start every game barring injury or illness.
That was just one of many things Dallas supporters learned on Thursday. The Mavs walked away with a 108-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando. Here are the five biggest takeaways from the win for Dallas Mavericks fans.